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Alcorn McBride Welcomes Loren Barrows to Team

Loren Barrows, new manager of Business Development at Alcorn McBride

Orlando, Florida — Alcorn McBride, Inc. has announced the hiring of Loren Barrows to manage new business development.

Loren’s position bridges the gap between marketing and sales. She will identify new markets for Alcorn McBride products, and also help existing customers discover new capabilities in the products they already know and love. In addition, Loren will provide the engineering department with customer feedback about new products and features. more

JBL VRX Line Arrays Go To The Mat For Ricky’s Audio Corporation At WWE Events In Puerto Rico

Showcasing the power and light weight of JBL VRX Constant Curvature line array speakers, Ricky’s Audio Corporation provided the sound equipment and services for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestling events in Arecibo and Ponce, Puerto Rico on September 5 and 6, 2009, respectively. The audio system for the events included powered VRX line arrays and dbx signal processing for system control. more

Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z Delivers The Right Beat To Fans With The AKG WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System

World-renowned hip-hop artist Jay-Z brings new flavor to his current tour by deploying the AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system and the AKG C5900 vocal microphone for reliable and accurate audio transmission on stage. Production Manager/FOH Engineer Bryon Tate selected the AKG wireless system for its ability to capture and accurately deliver Jay-Z’s lyrics on stage.

The WMS4500 provides a wide-range of versatility in many areas such as frequency selection and diversity, efficient set-up and delivers outstanding sonic quality. “I find that my show day setups are easily adjusted inside any venue size and complexity, from the small house of blues show to heavily populated frequency areas such as large scale television events,? Tate said.

The wireless microphone system offers improved audio capabilities versatile enough to handle multiple users and multi-channel applications simultaneously. The WMS4500 is available in two new frequency bands: Band 7 and Band 8, providing more

Independent Studios Standardizes On Fairlight’s CC-1 Engine

One year after installing its first Fairlight Crystal Core (CC-1) system, Milwaukee-based Independent Studios has upgraded its second audio post production suite to encompass CC-1 technology, thus ensuring that projects can move seamlessly from one suite to another.

Since its formation in 1991, Independent Studios has grown from a small, one studio facility specializing in commercial music and sound design to a company handling commercials, documentaries and feature film projects for a wide variety of clients. Its facilities have also grown to include two audio suites – both equipped with Fairlight Constellation consoles – and a music studio. Video editing suites, graphics suites and a new color correction suite are also on site, and these are owned and operated by a separate company, Independent Edit.

Founding director Randy Bobo says: “We have been using Fairlight equipment since 2000, when we installed our first Prodigy 2 and QDC systems. more

Listen Technologies Instrumental in Utah AV Week Proclamations

Cory Schaeffer of Listen Technologies, with the Utah Governor’s AV Week declaration

(September 25, 2009) Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation today announced that the week of October 18-24, 2009 has been proclaimed “AV Week? by both the Governor of Utah and the Salt Lake County Mayor. Both proclamations state the impact of the audiovisual industry on everyday lives, noting AV applications in architecture, medicine, government proceedings, education, entertainment and business.

“The general public may not be aware of the everyday benefits provided to them by the AV industry,? said Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Listen. “We at Listen feel that AV Week is a great way to raise awareness of our industry and to spark interest in careers in AV.? Listen has scheduled educational and entertainment events throughout the week including a webinar, an “AV Jeopardy? event more

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Thin is In at CEDIA EXPO 2009: Leon Speakers Horizon™ 212 Ultra-Thin Soundbar Speaker Honored With Custom Retailer Exc!te and CE Pro BEST Awards

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sept. 23, 2009 — Leon Speakers’ employees have grown accustomed to passing around award plaques in the company’s factory after CEDIA EXPO, and this year was no different. Today Leon announced that the company’s Horizon™ 212 ultra-thin, high-fidelity soundbar speaker was honored with two awards at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta. Leon’s Horizon 212-LCR-UT took home a CustomRetailer Exc!te Award for “Most Exc!ting new product,” as well as a CE Pro BEST Award in the “On-Wall Loudspeaker” category. more

X2O Media’s Xpresenter™ Platform Leverages SharePoint® Content for Digital Signage Displays

MONTREAL — Sept. 23, 2009 — In its continued efforts to streamline the content creation workflow for digital signage network deployers, X2O Media, a leading provider of technology, network management, and content services, today announced a new feature for its Xpresenter™ platform that allows users to leverage Microsoft® SharePoint® content for digital signage displays. Using X2O Media’s professionally designed smart templates, SharePoint content can now be quickly and easily displayed as broadcast-quality graphics without the need to duplicate the content creation effort, saving companies both time and resources. more

Fairlight Technology Helps RTBF Win A Prestigious IBC Award

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A workflow solution designed by Fairlight’s French business partner EuroMedia Technologies played an integral part in helping RTBF, the national broadcaster for the French-speaking areas of Belgium, win a coveted IBC Award for Innovation at the recent 2009 IBC Convention.

EuroMedia Technologies’ AV-Process 3.0 CCE (Crystal Core edition) software was developed to work with all Fairlight products running Fairlight’s latest CC-1 engine. This new media management software was installed at RTBF last year, along with a number of new Fairlight workstations. It is now handling all audio and video files, including Avid and EVS input and outputs, enabling RTBF to automate its entire production workflow. more

Panamax UPS Family Takes Home Resi Award in ‘Best Power Management Product’ Category at CEDIA EXPO 2009

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 22, 2009 — Panamax today announced that its UPS family of battery back-ups was recognized with a Residential Systems Resi Award in the “Best Power Management Product” category at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta. The Panamax UPS family prevents critical equipment from losing its setup configuration and stored data while avoiding hard-disk crashes in the event of a sustained power event. In addition, the units safeguard projection bulbs by allowing them to cool down properly before shutting off, saving money on replacement costs. more

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MERSIVE NAMED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 2009 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARDS

Wall Street Journal Awards Display Technology Software Company

Lexington, KY (September 21, 2009) – Mersive Technologies, a leading display technology company, today announced that it has been named runner up in the Software category of The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards, given for innovations that are truly groundbreaking and particularly useful in a time of economic hardship. more

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